IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today announced the results of a global study examining the full financial impact of a data breach on a company's bottom line.
Overall, the study found that hidden costs in data breaches - such as lost business, negative impact on reputation and employee time spent on recovery - are difficult and expensive to manage. For example, the study found that one-third of the cost of "mega breaches" (over 1 million lost records) were derived from lost business.
RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today revealed that its researchers have discovered that the recent breach of Ticketmaster was not a one-off event as initially reported, but part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign by the threat group Magecart affecting over 800 e-commerce sites around the world.
The report highlights how Magecart has evolved tactically from hacking sites directly, to now targeting widely used third-party components.
Ticketmaster has gone public on a data breach affecting the personal and payment card details of 40,000 customers, despite being warned about suspicious activity on customer cards back in April.
F-Secure has on 18 June 2018 signed an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of MWR InfoSecurity, a privately held cyber security company operating globally from its main offices in the UK, the US, South Africa and Singapore. The acquisition is a significant milestone in the execution of F-Secure’s growth strategy, and makes it the largest European single source of cyber security services and detection and response solutions.
In the wake of the recent TSB outage, the Bank of England is planning to set a "minimum level of service" provision for banks hit by tech meltdowns or cyberattacks.
Citing the TSB outage and the 2012 RBS fiasco, Lyndon Nelson, deputy chief executive of the BOE’s Prudential Regulation Authority told a conference that a growing reliance on technology means that there has been an "increase in the number of operational incidents - be they caused by internal failures or from external attack".
UK consumer electronics retail group Dixons Carphone has suffered a massive data breach, compromising 5.9 million customer cards and 1.2 million personal data records.
The firm says that it has discovered an attempt to compromise the cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores.
Central banks and regulators are to share information and intelligence on emerging cyber-threats through a new forum established under the aegis of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).